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Hugh TRUEMAN
Père : John TRUEMAN
Mère : Annie
Décès le : 2004-03-23
Parution : 2004-03-25
Paru dans : Telegraph Journal, St. John, NB

TRUEMAN, HUGH - On Tuesday, March 23, 2004 peacefully, surrounded by family, at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga at the age of 84. One of the original pioneers of Canadian Radio, Hugh Trueman, was first heard on the air in 1931 at the young age of 12, hosting a kid's talent program, known as "Uncle Bill and His Junior Radio Stars". Mr. Trueman continued the broadcast for 26 years. The weekly program was carried by numerous stations through out the Maritime provinces. He pioneered and hosted one of radio's first "telethons" for 20 years. It was an annual Christmas fund-raiser known as, "the Empty Stocking Fund Broadcast". This tradition is still carried on today, via Saint John N.B.'s CHSJ-TV. He managed radio station CFBC in Saint John, before moving his family to Florida where he worked for WTVJ-TV in Miami. He returned to Canada two years later, settling in southern Ontario where, following a short stint at Hamilton's CHCH-TV, he joined the retail sales division of Toronto's CFRB, where he stayed for almost a quarter of a century. Following the untimely death (1965) of his first wife, Ruth Johnson, (mother of his four sons) he hosted a syndicated daily radio feature know as "Hugh Trueman the Old Bachelor". Mr. Trueman's voice could still be heard doing commercials over Ontario's airwaves until the age of 80. Born in Ingleside N.B., son of John and Annie. He leaves siblings Virginia and Nan and was predeceased by brothers Stuart and Ian, along with sisters Margaret and Ruth. He is survived by his second wife Stancie (married in 1973) and four sons; Clint, Tim, Roger, Matt and daughters-in-law Tracy and Pat, along with two grandchildren; Cliff and Scotty. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga, (Hwy. 10 north of QEW), (905) 279-7663, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday March 27th at 3 P.M., If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. [Telegraph-Journal]

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